Crystal Windows Expands Paint Finishing Production

Crystal Windows recently installed a new paint line at its Pennsylvania facility, expanding capacity and greatly reducing lead times.

-New Equipment Provides Additional Capacity, Reduces Lead Times-

QUEENS, NY, February 7, 2023 –To supplement its mainstay powder coat aluminum finish and extruded color vinyl, national manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems has expanded its in-house product finishing options with a new liquid paint line at its Pennsylvania factory. Both aluminum and vinyl window products can be accommodated by the new paint line, which uses specially formulated paint for each type of material.  The fully-OSHA compliant paint booths, drying facilities, and associated spray equipment allows operators to paint profiles up to 18 feet long in one- or two-tone finish.

Crystal predominately uses advanced powder coat paint finish in several dozen standard and stock colors for aluminum extrusions and extrudes vinyl profiles in either white or beige for its broad window and door product line. However, in some instances in-factory manual painting remains an important option for special window orders.  The new Pennsylvania paint operation is part of the overall ongoing integration and optimization of Crystal’s production operations at the company’s New York and Pennsylvania facilities.

“Liquid paint finish is a great alternative for vinyl windows requiring a non-extruded color and for smaller aluminum orders that don’t require premium powder coat finish or that need special color windows in an expedited time frame,” said Joseph Chang, Vice President of Production.  “Our new paint equipment in Pennsylvania adds to our existing capabilities at our New York facility, greatly increasing capacity and reducing lead times for these orders.”

The new Pennsylvania paint line more than doubles the combined capacity at the New York and Pennsylvania facilities.  It also can accommodate longer profiles than the existing New York line. The new paint line allows greater production flexibility in terms of where products are completed and finished for shipment to customers and job sites throughout the nation.  Crystal’s in-house painted aluminum and vinyl products are covered by factory warranties.

“For those projects not able to utilize our powder coat aluminum extrusions or extruded color vinyl profiles, our customers will see many benefits with our in-house painted products. To accommodate most needs, we stock many colors and offer a wide array of custom colors through national suppliers,” said Chang.  “This equipment gives us much greater capability to handle special jobs rapidly in the most efficient manner, assuring speedy delivery.”